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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20233–20243

Far-field superfocusing with an optical fiber based surface plasmonic lens made of nanoscale concentric annular slits

Yuxiang Liu, Hua Xu, Felix Stief, Nikolai Zhitenev, and Miao Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20233-20243 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.020233


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Abstract

We present experimental demonstration of light superfocusing by using an optical fiber based surface plasmonic (SP) lens with nanoscale concentric annular slits. A far-field, sub-diffraction-limit sized focus was achieved with an optical fiber based device. The performance of SP lenses with three and four annular slits was experimentally characterized. Guidelines and suggestions on designing the SP lens are provided. As a microscale device with nanoscale features, the fiber-based SP lens can provide a solution to bridging nanophotonics and conventional optics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: September 30, 2011

Citation
Yuxiang Liu, Hua Xu, Felix Stief, Nikolai Zhitenev, and Miao Yu, "Far-field superfocusing with an optical fiber based surface plasmonic lens made of nanoscale concentric annular slits," Opt. Express 19, 20233-20243 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-20233


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